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Swaddled Poems

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Intensive Care not Pensive Fear

Possiblity rolls rotund in your fingers
Hectic brain traffic makes way for intrigue 
Direction indeterminate, insect lands unscathed
Careful spice simmers observations we can heed
Suspends apprehension, apprehends herd bellow

Stength encounters our sturdily built immunity
Intimacy emits permission to dismiss ridiculous 
Slowly extending tip...Read More
Categories: swaddled, absence, butterfly, desire, imagery,
Form: Free verse

What is it about words
What is it about words
that seems to make death safe
that seems to make grief sacred?

Can one imagine a gallery of paintings
all of them self portraits
of artists hanging themselves from beams
their brains blown out like paint on canvass
bobbing and bloated in...Read More
Categories: swaddled, death,
Form: I do not know?
Little One
I remember the only time I held you
And how I found you there like that.
Bundled up inside that sling,
All tight like plastic wrap.
Frantically I searched for you,
Not knowing where you’d be.
There is nothing that I wanted more,
Than to have you...Read More
Categories: swaddled, death,
Form: Free verse
Before now
Times gone, forgotten
Left in the past
Harsh winds of life
Have broken my mast.

Swept no direction
Lost in my pain
Thoughts of happiness
Now a faded old stain. 

Corners of loneliness 
Fraught every day
Words of contentment 
Stand in my way.

Shadows of grief
Swallow my soul
My mind...Read More
Categories: swaddled, depression,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Listening to Snowfall

At night you hear the falling,
but only after it has settled
on some eve or edge,
then you hear the voices in the snow,
you listen to the bushy tails,
of foragers,
and the sibilant lips of the slightest breeze.

Speech pitter-patters over the windowpane.
Out on...Read More
Categories: swaddled, poetry,
Form: Free verse

The Last Entry in Cotton Mathers Diary

                        Monday, February 13, 1728

This day, the first of my sixty-fifth year,
I, Cotton Mather, Priest and Servant...Read More
Categories: swaddled, death, faith, farewell,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Holy Child
on to you a savior was born this night
the shepherds heard the angels come to say
this star so bright will be your guiding light
go see the king atop the manger's hay

the shepherds heard the angels come to say
swaddled in cloth...Read More
Categories: swaddled, child, god, jesus,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Beyond the Pasture
Love of summer breezes fair
Teases gently through the hair
For an instant, like an infant
Swaddled all in carefree wonder

Gone the blast of winter night
Along the road to favorite places
Songs and laughter fill the spaces
Memory raises souls delight

Round the turn another hour
Pastures...Read More
Categories: swaddled, seasons, september,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The baby
The baby

Your posts of the baby
And the photos, oh the photos!
Engulfed me with joy

With the rescued infant
Swaddled in rainbow colours
And alive, so alive
Getting better every day

Joy is the emotion to feel
Unasked, unbridled
Inspired by you and your stories
Of love, and victories

All...Read More
Categories: swaddled, baby,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member His Blood Has Never Dried
His Blood Has Never Dried
Written: by Miracle Man

Each time I think of God’s sacrifice,
My thoughts are encapsulated by the cross. 
God, finding no other who would suffice,
Gave us Jesus, without sin or dross.

Among creature food, being swaddled He lay,
For there...Read More
Categories: swaddled, birth, creation, god, jesus,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Manger Shadow
Manger Shadow

A shadow lurks behind the manger bed
 Swaddled by indifference,
  Creeping behind
 Lowing cows 
Bleating sheep,
Power without power raising up a hoary head
 While in vanity dim shades attempt to weave
  A gloomy thread into the...Read More
Categories: swaddled, christmas,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member born this day

a northern star, a guiding light
weary travelers rest this night
swaddled baby laid upon hay
a holy king was born this day

the angels sang from up above
a triumph of heavenly love
the weary seek and come to pray
a holy king was born this...Read More
Categories: swaddled, christmas, god,
Form: Kyrielle
we did not DYE in vain
we did not Dye in vain!
from “songs of the sea snails”
though i’m just a slimy crawler,
my lineage is proud:
my forebears gave their lives
(oh, let the trumps blare loud!)
so purple-mantled Royals
might stand out in a crowd.
i salute you,...Read More
Categories: swaddled, purple,
Form: Verse
Premium Member parallel

As we crawl through her mind
I indulge in all her secrets.
if her thoughts; she laid there on a silver platter
then I dabbled a bit within each of her fantasies. 

As we swaddled her lust within a blanket
I snuggled there...Read More
Categories: swaddled, 12th grade, beautiful, best friend, care, crush,
Form: Free verse
As flowers wilt
In winter’s first freeze,
Swaddled in sorrow,
I trudge through memories
In feeble attempt to feel 
The fire that once kept me warm

Toes dipped in the water,
Sweat dripping down our backs
Someone’s daughter loved you so -
She came from my father;
A father...Read More
Categories: swaddled, first love, nostalgia,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Too Loving

Some saw a clinging troll,
others the saccharine flesh
of a dark love.

The mother loomed over his brow,
swaddled his senses.
Each day, the boy
stumbled further from that
too loving embrace.
He grew ill-formed in mind
by the cloy of her.

Young girls recoiled,
older girls, twisted rumors
into strings...Read More
Categories: swaddled, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member ebony reflections
ebony reflections shadow October’s great finale-
the eventide dusk sky is filled with
thick and obscure grey
(swaddled in depth)

the moon is half aglow tonight;
shaded by an aria of somber clouds
swarming it with intensity;
black bats envelope the sky like
a midnight silhouette,
for all that...Read More
Categories: swaddled, halloween, moon,
Form: Verse
A Fear the Day

I Fear the Day 

I fear the day 

the sheer length of it. 

It's call to actions 

and not words. 


Fearing it while it is 

and loving it when it is gone, 

right or wrong. 

Evening beckons......Read More
Categories: swaddled, angst, autumn,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ALOHA
lift moon high,
swaddled in clouds 
two slender limbs —
soothing wailele.*
pontoon boat
far low,
breaching the tall mast.
mahina orchestrates
cool sapphire cascade.

Emile Pinet’s Yalto poems only Poetry Contest

Yalto listed as verse. Invented by Edward Ibeh: line 1 to 15:  3,4,2,4,5,3,2,3,2,3,3,5,6,1,5 syllables

* correct except...Read More
Categories: swaddled, art, boat, imagery, moon,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Lstening to Snowfall

At night you hear the falling,
but only after it has settled
on some eve or edge,
then you hear the voices in the snow,
starlight shaping sound prints.
You hear the bushy tails,
and the crying teeth of the slightest breeze.
Speech pitter-patters over the windowpane.
Out...Read More
Categories: swaddled, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
It is like a Christmas present for the whole family
‘It’s like a Christmas present for the whole family!’

My nephew is ecstatic about the impending birth of his new brother or sister. The baby is due in the middle of December and he, being only five and still full of...Read More
Categories: swaddled, baby,
Form: Haibun
Each Stroke
Giving birth to new feelings,
  life to the unborn

Eternity swaddled,
  cradled and warm

A labored delivery,
  nibbed forceps demand

Prying out a new meaning
   —each stroke of the hand

(Plane To Las Vegas: July, 2016) 
...Read More
Categories: swaddled, birth, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sandwiched By Lies
Sandwiched by the lies spread through your body
what would it look like if you saw it as whole
whole like a loaf of bread...sliced front to back,
sections missing when the chef goes hunting
vagaries of form light on the moonlit night rhythms...Read More
Categories: swaddled, inspiration,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Shadows
Written: by Tom Wright

Ghosts of previous years defy escape,
Emotionally swaddled in a bullet proof vest
I sit in the corner of my mind as if abducted.

In this abbreviated state I wander twixt reality, 
And dreams of my subconscious; 

While roaming through...Read More
Categories: swaddled, dream, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Manger to Cross
From Manger to Cross
Written: by Tom Wright

From His nativity in a manger swaddled and still,
To His barbarous cross demise, on Calvary’s hill;

He willingly gave His life for all mankind that day,
Was compliant and sinless so we’d not have to pay;

Let...Read More
Categories: swaddled, death, god, innocence, inspirational, jesus,
Form: Couplet